Issues with iOS 8.3 update and external GPS receivers

The iOS 8.3 software update from Apple last week disables the location services provided by several Bluetooth GPS receivers. For now we strongly recommend holding off on updating the iOS software on your iPhone or iPad until Apple issues another update.

ForeFlight improves taxi charts with latest update

The latest update to ForeFlight adds 3 helpful new features: over 1600 new custom airport diagrams, FBO locations on taxiway diagrams and a new setting for large airplane operators to configure when the ownship is displayed on moving maps.

New Stratus ESG ADS-B Out transponder

Appareo, the developer behind the popular Stratus 2 ADS-B receiver, released more details today on their new Stratus ESG 1090ES transponder. This affordable device includes a WAAS GPS, is designed to be simple to install, and connects directly to the Stratus 2 portable receiver for an improved user experience in the cockpit.

How to lock the iPad chart screen in flight

There are several ways to lock your iPad's screen in flight, including physical controls on your iPad and settings within each app. Here we'll show you all the different ways to do it.

10 beginner mistakes every iPad pilot makes

The way we move from beginner to expert is by trial and error. Along the way, many of us made some mistakes with the iPad and aviation apps. Here's our list of the 10 most common ones.

What’s the best Android tablet package for pilots?

We sometimes get asked about the best Android package to fly with, and it's a fair question. Unlike Apple, the choices for Android hardware are vast, with dozens of manufacturers offering tablets across a wide range of prices. So, which is the best tablet, app and accessory?

Reviewing the iPad kneeboard options

In this article, we'll review some of the most popular iPad kneeboard options, so you can make an informed decision if you're not a mount person. There are more options than ever, and most of them are quite good.

iPad navigation app buyer’s guide

The landscape for full-featured EFB apps continues to evolve rapidly as developers push the limits of the iPad's capability with exciting new features. This chart represents the latest comparison of the most popular EFB apps available today.

ForeFlight moves beyond DUATS

ForeFlight has gone one step further in its transition away from DUATS services by integrating a new Lockheed Martin route tool for improved flight planning. They're also recommending pilots discontinue using the DUATS weather briefing tool in the app.

The perfect iPad case and mount for pilots?

The problem with most cases (and the reason many pilots don't use one) is that most are so big and bulky that they either don't work with mounting systems or they require an even bulkier mount. But we've recently been flying with an iPad case that may solve the dilemma.